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2012-06-23 04:09:27 PM
Meh. By that time, I'll be in a retirement home and ready to end it all anyway.
 
2012-06-23 04:43:44 PM

Babwa Wawa: Meh. By that time, I'll be in a retirement home and ready to end it all anyway.


That's good to know Methuselah.
 
2012-06-23 04:44:09 PM
3.3 million miles? Missed it by that much. Better luck next time angry space wizard!
 
2012-06-23 04:49:10 PM

carnifex2005: Babwa Wawa: Meh. By that time, I'll be in a retirement home and ready to end it all anyway.

That's good to know Methuselah.


Wat?
 
2012-06-23 04:53:42 PM
Ragnarock!? We shall awaken the world maggot and ride off this miserable planet on convienet maggot saddles!
 
2012-06-23 04:53:43 PM
Crap. Now I'll never get to make out with Kiera Knightley.
 
2012-06-23 04:57:24 PM
If we learned the calculated mass of asteroids not measured by radar may be 50% off, maybe we should be playing with the predicted trajectories of all of them to see how much of a difference that makes, hmm?
 
2012-06-23 05:00:43 PM
And if we're entirely fossil-fuel free by then, where will get the oil drillers to save us from this meteor?
 
2012-06-23 05:05:23 PM
If we're still around by then, then this won't be a difficult problem for us to solve. Unless we have some kind of dark ages/loss of knowledge era in the meantime.
 
2012-06-23 05:05:53 PM

Wadded Beef: And if we're entirely fossil-fuel free by then, where will get the oil drillers to save us from this meteor?


Your mom.
 
2012-06-23 05:06:12 PM
that's like more than a year, who cares....
 
2012-06-23 05:16:33 PM

Babwa Wawa: carnifex2005: Babwa Wawa: Meh. By that time, I'll be in a retirement home and ready to end it all anyway.

That's good to know Methuselah.

Wat?


You're planning to live another 749.5 years?
 
2012-06-23 05:34:37 PM

jtown: Babwa Wawa: carnifex2005: Babwa Wawa: Meh. By that time, I'll be in a retirement home and ready to end it all anyway.

That's good to know Methuselah.

Wat?

You're planning to live another 749.5 years?


No I think he just didn't hear what you said, being so old and all.
 
2012-06-23 06:11:20 PM

LDM90: jtown: Babwa Wawa: carnifex2005: Babwa Wawa: Meh. By that time, I'll be in a retirement home and ready to end it all anyway.

That's good to know Methuselah.

Wat?

You're planning to live another 749.5 years?

No I think he just didn't hear what you said, being so old and all.


I'm not old now. It's just that I'll be like 80 years old by then. Which is why this article is stupid.
 
2012-06-23 06:23:45 PM
There's no way this is a viral advertisement for Steve Carrell's latest sad-sack fest.
 
2012-06-23 06:32:20 PM
carnifex2005: Babwa Wawa: Meh. By that time, I'll be in a retirement home and ready to end it all anyway.

That's good to know Methuselah.


Unless they perfect those head in a jar thingies from Futurama by the time all of us are worm food, we will all be dead 750 years from now.
 
2012-06-23 06:35:27 PM

Babwa Wawa: LDM90: jtown: Babwa Wawa: carnifex2005: Babwa Wawa: Meh. By that time, I'll be in a retirement home and ready to end it all anyway.

That's good to know Methuselah.

Wat?

You're planning to live another 749.5 years?

No I think he just didn't hear what you said, being so old and all.

I'm not old now. It's just that I'll be like 80 years old by then. Which is why this article is stupid.


273 750 days = 749.502661 years
 
2012-06-23 06:37:46 PM

Toy_Cop: Babwa Wawa: LDM90: jtown: Babwa Wawa: carnifex2005: Babwa Wawa: Meh. By that time, I'll be in a retirement home and ready to end it all anyway.

That's good to know Methuselah.

Wat?

You're planning to live another 749.5 years?

No I think he just didn't hear what you said, being so old and all.

I'm not old now. It's just that I'll be like 80 years old by then. Which is why this article is stupid.

273 750 days = 749.502661 years


Yeah but how long exactly?
 
2012-06-23 06:43:14 PM

Mugato: Toy_Cop: Babwa Wawa: LDM90: jtown: Babwa Wawa: carnifex2005: Babwa Wawa: Meh. By that time, I'll be in a retirement home and ready to end it all anyway.

That's good to know Methuselah.

Wat?

You're planning to live another 749.5 years?

No I think he just didn't hear what you said, being so old and all.

I'm not old now. It's just that I'll be like 80 years old by then. Which is why this article is stupid.

273 750 days = 749.502661 years

Yeah but how long exactly?


How long is it in Rhode Islands?
 
2012-06-23 07:08:40 PM

Toy_Cop: Babwa Wawa: LDM90: jtown: Babwa Wawa: carnifex2005: Babwa Wawa: Meh. By that time, I'll be in a retirement home and ready to end it all anyway.

That's good to know Methuselah.

Wat?

You're planning to live another 749.5 years?

No I think he just didn't hear what you said, being so old and all.

I'm not old now. It's just that I'll be like 80 years old by then. Which is why this article is stupid.

273 750 days = 749.502661 years


Look, I'll grant that I'll be older, but this is just stupid. 273 days from today (if we can trust that number), falls in 2023.

WTF are you on about, anyway? What agenda are you pushing? Who's paying you to sway internet opinion?
 
2012-06-23 07:35:31 PM

Babwa Wawa: Meh. By that time, I'll be in a retirement home and ready to end it all anyway.


If it wasn't for all the bites, I would have given this a 2/10 or 3/10. But it looks like the troll-feeders have spoken, so 9/10. Nice work.
 
2012-06-23 07:35:54 PM

Babwa Wawa: Look, I'll grant that I'll be older, but this is just stupid. 273 days from today (if we can trust that number), falls in 2023.


You forgot to carry the 2.
 
2012-06-23 07:57:07 PM

HMS_Blinkin: If it wasn't for all the bites, I would have given this a 2/10 or 3/10. But it looks like the troll-feeders have spoken, so 9/10. Nice work.


I prefer to work in exponential media - so much easier to feign ignorance, creating depth and substance to the work.

Alas, my art is not one in whichI can dictate the media. If canvas and chalk is presented, then with that I will create my art - and suffer the premature deterioration thereof.
 
2012-06-23 08:06:19 PM

Virtuoso80: If we're still around by then, then this won't be a difficult problem for us to solve. Unless we have some kind of dark ages/loss of knowledge era in the meantime.


Unless we have some kind of dark ages/loss of knowledge era? Dude, we're in one. Society is getting stupider by the day, and it won't be long before all scientists work on is cock-lengthening drugs.
 
2012-06-23 08:25:55 PM
But the radar measurements showed that the object does not have any chance of hitting Earth for at least the next 750 years, they added.

"The sensitivity of our radar has permitted us to measure this asteroid's properties and determine that it will not impact the Earth at least in the next 750 years," said Mike Nolan


What's the point of paraphrasing a specific and detailed point they made if you're going to quote them talking about those exact same specific details in the very next line? Just seems like a way for a poor writer to fill space.
 
2012-06-23 08:32:21 PM
Only 273,750 more days until asteroid may strike Earth.

Well, it looks like the Mayans were right.
 
2012-06-23 08:32:58 PM
Only 273,750 more days until asteroid may strike Earth. EVERYBODY PANIC (news.yahoo.com)

273,750 days??????????

/takes items from recycling bin, dumps them in trash
//what's the point now
 
2012-06-23 08:57:14 PM
Guess I need to rethink my 751 year plan.
 
2012-06-23 09:25:02 PM

Ess_Aytch: Virtuoso80: If we're still around by then, then this won't be a difficult problem for us to solve. Unless we have some kind of dark ages/loss of knowledge era in the meantime.

Unless we have some kind of dark ages/loss of knowledge era? Dude, we're in one. Society is getting stupider by the day, and it won't be long before all scientists work on is cock-lengthening drugs.


I kinda wonder: even if they knew with absolute certainty that it WAS going to hit the Earth in 750 years if humans would bother doing anything about it.

And how many people would accuse scientists of creating a hoax a la AGW.
 
2012-06-24 12:01:55 AM
That's no asteroid...

www.historyvortex.org
 
2012-06-24 01:42:35 AM
I thought astronomers saw these things well in advance. And they caught this one 4 days before?
 
2012-06-24 07:08:07 AM

bangmaid: I thought astronomers saw these things well in advance. And they caught this one 4 days before?


Space is big. Rocks are small, dark, and hard to see.
 
2012-06-24 12:10:33 PM

fusillade762: I kinda wonder: even if they knew with absolute certainty that it WAS going to hit the Earth in 750 years if humans would bother doing anything about it.


Absolutely not. Humans and our governments are entirely incapable of thinking beyond the current election cycle, much less several centuries ahead.
 
2012-06-25 12:46:49 AM

bangmaid: I thought astronomers saw these things well in advance. And they caught this one 4 days before?


Well they try to see these things in advance. But at this point your local McDonalds has more staff than our Nation's asteroid hunting effort.
 
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